Crochet Pac-Man and Ghosts

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Introduction: Crochet Pac-Man and Ghosts

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Pac-Man and his ghosts! This started as a project to just crochet Pac-Man. Then this expanded to making the ghosts, then to making the ghosts with movable eyes, and lastly to adding in covers to make the ghosts switch to dark blue. I am most pleased with how the ghosts turned out. Hope you enjoy!

Step 1: Supplies

Supplies:

Step 2: Making Pac-Man

Pac-Man is really simple. The main body is Yellow and his mouth is Black.

Body: (in Yellow)

  1. Magic Ring 5, ch 1, turn (I tried to do this with just chaining 2 and then crocheting 5 sc. into the second st. from the end, but this caused a big hole to show so I think a magic ring works better because it makes the stitches tighter)
  2. Skip first st., Inc across (10) ch. 1, turn
  3. Skip first st., [Sc. in next st., inc. in next] Repeat (15) ch. 1, turn
  4. Skip first st., [Sc. in next 2 sts., inc. in next] Repeat (20) ch. 1, turn
  5. Skip first st., [Sc. in next 3 sts., inc. in next] Repeat (25) ch. 1, turn
  6. Skip first st., [Sc. in next 4 sts., inc. in next] Repeat (30) ch. 1, turn
  7. Skip first st., [Sc. in next 5 sts., inc. in next] Repeat (35) ch. 1, turn
  8. Skip first st., [Sc. in next 6 sts., inc. in next] Repeat (40) ch. 1, turn
  9. Skip first st., [Sc. in next 7 sts., inc. in next] Repeat (45) ch. 1, turn (It might help later to keep a marker here)
  10. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn
  11. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn
  12. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn
  13. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn
  14. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn
  15. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn
  16. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn
  17. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn (It might help later to keep a marker here)
  18. Skip first st., [sc. in next 7 sts., dec.] Repeat (40) ch. 1, turn
  19. Skip first st., [sc. in next 6 sts., dec.] Repeat (35) ch. 1, turn
  20. Skip first st., [sc. in next 5 sts., dec.] Repeat (30) ch. 1, turn
  21. Skip first st., [sc. in next 4 sts., dec.] Repeat (25) ch. 1, turn
  22. Skip first st., [sc. in next 3 sts., dec.] Repeat (20) ch. 1, turn
  23. Skip first st., [sc. in next 2 sts., dec.] Repeat (15) ch. 1, turn
  24. Skip first st., [sc. in next st., dec.] Repeat (10) ch. 1, turn
  25. Skip first st., dec. (5) slip stitch closed and tie off

Mouth: (in Black)

  1. Chain 8, turn
  2. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  3. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  4. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  5. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  6. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  7. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  8. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  9. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  10. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  11. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  12. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  13. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  14. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  15. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  16. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  17. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  18. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  19. Sc. across (7), tie off

You will have to decide how long the mouth piece needs to be based on how big your Pac-Man's body ends up being.

To attach the mouth on the body, start at one corner of the black piece and one corner of Pac Man's mouth. I single crocheted around with yellow yarn. If you marked where you stopped increasing and started decreasing you should be able to match up the corners of the black piece easily to the corners of his mouth. To make it easier and make sure the piece attaches evenly, use paperclips to hold the mouth to his body. It will look like he has many lip piercings.

I put in some stuffing when I started to make it easier to grab him and then finished stuffing him before I finished crocheting him up.

Step 3: Ghosts

I really like crocheting the ghosts.  Especially the little ghost feet!  You will need your Pink, Turquoise, Red, and yellowish Tan color yarns.

Body:
  1. Magic Ring 6
  2. Inc. around (12)
  3. Sc. in first st., inc. Repeat (18)
  4. Sc. in first 2 sts., inc. Repeat (24)
  5. Sc. in first 5 sts., inc. Repeat (28)
  6. Sc. in first 6 sts., inc. Repeat (32)
  7. Sc. in first 7 sts., inc. Repeat (36)
  8. Sc. around (36)
  9. Sc. around (36)
  10. Sc. around (36)
  11. Sc. around (36)
  12. Sc. around (36)
  13. Sc. around (36)
  14. Sc. around (36)
  15. Sc. around (36)
  16. Sc. around (36)
  17. Sc. around (36)
  18. [sl. st., sc., inc. dc., inc. dc., sc., sl. st.] Repeat (48)
  19. [sl. st., sl. st., sc., inc. dc., inc. dc., sc., sl. st., sl. st.] Repeat (60) tie off
Ghost's Bottom:
  1. Magic Ring 6
  2. Inc. around (12)
  3. Sc. in first st., inc. Repeat (18)
  4. Sc. in first 2 sts., inc. Repeat (24)
  5. Sc. in first 3 sts., inc. Repeat (30)
  6. Sc. in first 4 sts., inc. Repeat (36) sl. st. closed and leave a tail to use to sew to body

Step 4: Ghost Eyes and Putting Them Together

Eyes:
  • Cut out 8 3/4 inch by 3/4 inch square pieces of black felt
  • Cut out white circles about 1 1/4 inch in diameter (I used a botton as a guide) (Picture 4)
  • Put a dab of hot glue on the head of the brad and stick it to the center of the back square.  Do this for all of the back pieces.  Hot glue is the best because it dries fast (Picture 5)
  • Fold over and glue the four corners of the black square. (Picture 6)
  • Fold over and glue the four corners you just created by folding over the other corners.  Be very careful.  I dabbed on a bit of hot glue and let it cool a bit, then pushed it down and held it with your finger, but you should of course not do this because you will burn yourself (Picture 7)
  • Take one of your circles and cut out an "X" off to the side but not too close to the edge
  • Stick the brad through the hole and you have your eye (Picture 9)
  • I lined up the black brad with one of the front feet and went down about 8 rows.  Make sure you like up the black brads together or the eyes will look odd (Picture11)
  • Bend the back of the brads inside the body, but not right next to the body. (Picture 12)  You want there to be a little room so you can move the white part of the eye.
Sewing Ghost Together:

Sew the circle to the bottom of the ghost.  Not counting row 19, count up 3 rows and sew the circle to that row only sewing to the inside of the stitches so they cannot be seen from the outside of the ghost.  I lined up the points of the circle (since it is more of a hexagon with the dips of the ghost feet (Pictures 18 - 21).  It helped to turn the ghost feet out as in Pictures 22 and 23.  Don't forget to stuff the ghosts.

Pictures 13 - 17 show how you can move around the white part of the eye to make the ghost look in any direction.

Step 5: Blue Ghost Cover

You need the dark blue yarn for the ghost cover.  It is pretty much the same as the ghost except you expand to 42 stitches around, you crochet 3 extra rows of 42, and you add an extra double crochet (dc) to the center of each foot in each foot row.


Blue Ghost:
  1. Magic Ring 6
  2. Inc. around (12)
  3. Sc. in first st., inc. Repeat (18)
  4. Sc. in first 2 sts., inc. Repeat (24)
  5. Sc. in first 5 sts., inc. Repeat (28)
  6. Sc. in first 6 sts., inc. Repeat (32)
  7. Sc. in first 7 sts., inc. Repeat (36)
  8. Sc. in first 5 sts., inc. Repeat (42)
  9. Sc. around (42)
  10. Sc. around (42)
  11. Sc. around (42)
  12. Sc. around (42)
  13. Sc. around (42)
  14. Sc. around (42)
  15. Sc. around (42)
  16. Sc. around (42)
  17. Sc. around (42)
  18. Sc. around (42)
  19. Sc. around (42)
  20. Sc. around (42)
  21. Sc. around (42)
  22. [sl. st., sc., inc. dc., dc., inc. dc., sc., sl. st.] Repeat (54)
  23. [sl. st., sl. st., sc., inc. dc., dc., inc. dc., sc., sl. st., sl. st.] Repeat (66) tie off
Face:
  • I used a button again to trace and cut out the yes for the ghost
  • Draw out a squiggly mouth
  • Sew on all your pieces
  • Make sure the eyes are level with each other
Putting the blue ghost over a regular ghost:
  • I turned the ghosts' eyes so they were looking up, this will make it so you won't damage the white part of the eyes
  • Slip the blue ghost over the colored ghost (Picture 6)
  • Once it is on, tuck up the colored ghost's feet so they don't show (Pictures 8 and 9)
  • Done!

Step 6: The Whole Gang!

Now you have the whole gang ready!

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97 Discussions

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Cristoeuf
Cristoeuf

2 months ago

That's so cool! I love it :)

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Smangeri
Smangeri

Question 1 year ago

Hi! Cute patterns. I am having trouble with the feet on the ghosts. I have tried putting the slip stitches into a single crochet from a previous row, having the slip stitches hanging free between single crochets on the current row, and also putting he next single crochet into the slip stitch I just made. None of those methods is adding up correctly, so I must be reading the pattern incorrectly. Help please! :) Thank you!

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Answer 1 year ago

Hi!
Let me see if writing it out helps. When you get to row 18, you should have 36 stitches around.
So for row 18 you need to: Slip Stitch - Single Crochet - Increase Double Crochet - Increase Double Crochet - Single Crochet - Slip Stitch - Repeat
Now you should have 48 stitches
Next is: Slip Stitch - Slip Stitch - Single Crochet - Increase Double Crochet - Increase Double Crochet - Single Crochet - Slip Stitch - Slip Stitch

Dose seeing it written out instead of all mashed together as abbreviations help at all?

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Smangeri
Smangeri

Reply 1 year ago

Thanks! I realized that for some reason I kept reading dc as decrease instead of double crochet.

I think I did this correctly, but the slip stitches in row 18 are not stitched into any of the single crochets from the previous row, but the ones in row 19 are. That's what I ended up doing, and it seemed to work.

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 1 year ago

As long as you can get it to work and you like the way it looks, that's what matters :)

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Smangeri
Smangeri

Reply 1 year ago

Thanks :)

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zoerainbows
zoerainbows

2 years ago

This is amazing i love pac man this is just fantastic ive been looking for game based crochet for a while and this is perfect thanks for sharing!

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 2 years ago

Thank you! I'm glad you like the patterns :) Be sure to share a picture if you make them!

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Marvisu
Marvisu

Question 2 years ago on Introduction

I need help is there a video I can watch? :-( I'm having a hard time

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Answer 2 years ago

Okay, I think I see the issue, I didn't photograph this so it is a little confusing. You start the Pac Man by creating the Magic Ring, but you are NOT going to continue around in a circle. Once you create the magic ring, you chain 1 (NO SLIP STITCH) and TURN your work so you are going back the direction you just stitched, do not continue around. With the pac man, your stitches go back and forth, that's how you get the ALMOST full circle look.

I've attached a very badly drawn image to try to help.

At the top you see the magic ring you start with.

Then (blue) you see you chain 1 out, then turn around and stitch backward around the circle.

Then (green) you see you again chain 1 out, then turn around again and go back around the circle.

The same with red.

Does that help at all?

So the reason yours looks closed in and small is because you are going around and around and around, when you need to go back and forth.

Pac Man.jpg
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Marvisu
Marvisu

Answer 2 years ago

Im a beginner. I taught myself by watching you tube :-)

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Marvisu
Marvisu

Answer 2 years ago

Trying to do the pac man. I create the magic ring and single crochet 5 around. Then slip stictch and chain 1. Then do 10 single crochets. Unless im reading it wrong. Yes im using g/6

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Answer 2 years ago

What are you working on (Pac Man or a Ghost)? You look like you don't have enough stitches. How many stitches are you at there? Are you using a size G/6 crochet hook?

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Marvisu
Marvisu

Answer 2 years ago

:-(

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